The exhibition hall occupies the building of the historical riding hall - or the manege - of the Horse Guards regiment (architect – Giacomo Quarenghi, 1807). Over the course of the 19th-20th centuries, in parallel to the dramatic changes in Russia’s history, the building of the manege had undergone a series of major changes. The timeline below elucidates the most important steps in the story of how a historical riding hall has become one of the city’s leading exhibition venues.
Manege central exhibition hall is the biggest display space in central St. Petersburg. Manege offers innovative ways for visitors of all age to engage with contemporary and retrospective art through its exhibitions, workshops and lectures, film screenings, concerts and many more
After a major refurbishment in 2013-2016, which included the installation of state-of-the-art exhibition facilities and the updating of its cultural programme, the Manege is well on its way to becoming one of Russia’s most in-demand venues for displaying world-class art. New curatorial projects showcase Russian and international art; an educational programme is aimed at both adults and children; an art library is open to the public; the space serves as a forum for socializing and professional exchange in the cultural realm. All this, taken together with the Manege's unique location in the very heart of the city, has made the Manege a key point of attraction on the city’s creative map.
- Other services
- Wheelchair access
- Parking for disabled people
Manege's bookshop and café are located on the basement floor and function independently from the Exhibition hall opening hours. They can be accessed without purchasing the ticket to an exhibition.
Toilets are located on the basement floor. Wheelchair-accessible toilet is also located on the basement floor.
Baby changing facility is located in the female toilet on the basement floor.
There is fast complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the venue. To connect to the network please log in to authenticate.
Information Desk is located at the entrance to the exhibition premises. It provides information on all of our current projects, opening times and services for visitors.
LOST & FOUND
For all lost property issues please refer to the Information Desk.
For you comfort the parapets along the perimeter of the ground floor central gallery can be used for relaxation, online surfing or art contemplation. Please use the sockets inside the parapets to charge your mobile devices.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING
Photography and filming is permitted for private purposes only with the use of hand-held devices and apart from when it's prohibited for safety reasons (please watch out for photo prohibiting signs). For professional photography and video recording with the use of tripods please inquire firstname.lastname@example.org
Access to exhibition & other areas
Ramp access is available at the main entrance. There is a wheelchair lift at the back entrance operating between the exhibition floors. Manege café and Manege bookshop are located on the basement floor and are accessible via a platform lift at the main entrance.
Wheelchair-accessible toilet is located on the basement floor and can be reached via a platform lift at the main entrance.
Visitors with service dogs are welcome.
Manege provides one designated parking space for visitors in wheelchairs. It is located at Manege Square (Yakubovicha Street & Pochtamtskiy Lane corner).
The closest designated parking is located just off the Manege and near St. Isaac's Cathedral — on Admiralteyskiy Prospect and Malaya Morskaya Street.